Darsena: the liquid heart of Milan

—VERSIONE ITALIANA SOTTO— Darsena is an artificial basin which is employed as berth and storage point for boats; it also indicates the most internal part of a harbor, the one with workshops and one (or more) drydocks; this is the place for repair and storage of old boats and it even indicates the covered shelter for small boats The etymology of this word is still uncertain: it probably comes from…

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Milan, a water city: the Martesana canal

–  VERSIONE ITALIANA SOTTO-  Passato, presente e futuro del Naviglio della Martesana. Bonvesin de la Riva described Milan in 1288 (at that time it was still called Mediolanum) as “a city in the middle of fields […] in the area of a beautiful, rich and fertile plain… between two equidistant, wonderful rivers, the Ticino and the Adda”. As a matter of fact, the unique position of Milan has always been…

Garage Italia Milano – design, food and passion

–VERSIONE ITALIANA SOTTO– Milan is well known for being the Italian “place to be”: even an old gas station can be turned into a modern and fantastic place where design and luxury cuisine merge together. That’s what happened to the ex Agip service station in Piazzale Accursio: this station was commissioned by Enrico Mattei, ENI founder and president, and designed by Mario Bacciocchi in 1952. What makes it special is…

Photo Contest Winner – The feeling of Piemonte

  @Die Sun We live in an awaking world, we are awakening from all the destruction we have created during the 1900s, the industrial revolution, the wars, pollution, devastation of lands, environment, fast-fashion, racism, and the infinite problems human beings caused in the past. This is the time to wake up, turn on our creativity, and work together towards rebuilding a promising green future.   The topic of the photo…

How to choose the perfect tour

Through my years of traveler, I’ve learned that the best way to get to know a place, its history, its important facts, and its culture is through a tour. Usually, the tour guides have a lot of knowledge of their cities, they also have a lot of information to share about a political, economic, and social situation and they can share with you special places such as amazing restaurants for…